I look totally cross-eyed after a week writing and typing articles so you won’t
find much text in this blogpost. There will be no free weekend for me either –
the deadline for delivering the articles was pushed forward (is that the right
way to say it?) and I will have to work through the weekend to get everything
done on time.
But right now, the work for today is done and I’m looking forward to have
a relaxed evening. My beloved already bought me a bag of chips; he knows
I love Friday nights, curled on the couch watching ‘The X-factor’.
You will understand that I don’t have as much work to show you as
last week, but I have some – enjoy!
The new prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal is online!
As you know, the blog offers a three part promp every fortnight,
including a theme, a technique and a song.
You can take any or all the parts as a springboard for a journal page
in any way you choose. It’s all up to you, we just want you to join in!!
This prompt comes from Glenda, and she wrote: “Ok, you all know
my total obsession with the Goo Goo Dolls so I’m sure you weren’t
surprised by the song choice right??”
THE PROMPT: Love
THE SONG: Not Broken by the Goo Goo Dolls
Haaa… No, I wasn’t surprised! I knew that Glenda would pick a song
from her fave band! When I looked at the lyrics, there were so many
beautiful lines that I found it hard to choose!
Eventually I choose to work with the line: ‘…and scroll the words
upon your wall remind you to believe’.
I used a Hambly overlay that I had in my stash for years. At that time,
everyone seemed to use transparencies and I didn’t want to stay behind.
Turned out that I just can’t work with the stuff. Even on this page, you can
hardly see that I used an overlay. I never know what to do with those things.
I suck at transparencies. Period. The wall-pattern was the exact right pattern
to use on this page though, and I thought it would also be an easy way to
get rid of the Hambly sheet that I kept coming across every time I looked
through my paper stash. I cut out the silhouette of a ‘broken man’ and used
black Stazon to ink it on the sheet. The silhouette has a ‘shadow’ effect to it,
which I like. I doodled the borders with my Copic markers.
Remember the ‘wristies’ that Rosie send me?
(I wrote about it – and showed a photo – in this post)
I made Rosie a thank-you card, and since she received it last week I can
show you what I send her.
I forgot to take a photo of the back of the envelope, but Rosie made photos
of the card as well as the envelope on both sides. You find it in this post.
It’s Friday afternoon, almost 4.30 p.m. and I find that I deserve a glass of wine
after a hard day’s work! I hope your weekend is relaxing and creative!
The weather forecast in Holland predicts a sunny and warm day tomorrow
(23 degrees, which is 73.5 Fahrenheit) so Dutchies: have fun!
(And while enjoying the sun, please think of me, pitiful in a little corner of the
house writing articles 😉 )